quote by C. S. Lewis

I suggest to you that it is because God loves us that he gives us the gift of suffering. Pain is God's megaphone to rouse a deaf world. You see, we are like blocks of stone out of which the Sculptor carves the forms of men. The blows of his chisel, which hurt us so much are what make us perfect.

— C. S. Lewis

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Difficulties are meant to rouse, not discourage. The human spirit is to grow strong by conflict.

It is wonderful what strength of purpose and boldness and energy of will are roused by the assurance that we are doing our duty.

Give me the boy who rouses when he is praised, who profits when he is encouraged and who cries when he is defeated. Such a boy will be fired by ambition; he will be stung by reproach, and animated by preference; never shall I apprehend any bad consequences from idleness in such a boy.

The timely dew of sleep Now falling with soft slumb'rous weight inclines Our eyelids.

England a fortune-telling host, As num'rous as the stars, could boast;

Matrons, who toss the cup, and see The grounds of Fate in grounds of tea.

Men will never worship God with a sincere heart, or be roused to fear and obey Him with sufficient zeal, until they properly understand how much they are indebted to His mercy.

Pain insists upon being attended to. God whispers to us in our pleasures, speaks in our consciences, but shouts in our pains. It is his megaphone to rouse a deaf world.

It is often better to have a great deal of harm happen to one than a little;

a great deal may rouse you to remove what a little will only accustom you to endure.

It is funny that men who are supposed to be scientific cannot get themselves to realise the basic principle of physics, that action and reaction are equal and opposite, that when you persecute people you always rouse them to be strong and stronger.

It is necessary for a Christian to fast, in order to clear his mind, to rouse and develop his feelings, and to stimulate his will to useful activity. These three human capabilities we darken and stifle above all by 'surfeiting, and drunkenness, and cares of this life' (Lk. 21:34).

Only this is true, that beauty is very beautiful, and softens, and inspires, and rouses, and lifts up, and never fails.

Americans rouse - be unanimous, be virtuous, be firm, exert your courage, trust in Heaven, and nobly defy the enemies both of God and man!

One who does not rouse themself when it is time to rise, who, though capable, is full of sloth, whose will and thought are weak, that lazy and idle person will never find their way to true knowledge.

When I wake to the gift of yet another sunrise my first thought is to rouse him and say, I owe you the sight of morning.

For when we quaff the gen'rous bowl, Then sleep the sorrows of our soul.

Let us drink the juice divine, The gift of Bacchus, god of wine. When I take wine, my cares go to rest.

Music directly imitates the passions or states of the soul.

..when one listens to music that imitates a certain passion, he becomes imbued withthe same passion; and if over a long time he habitually listens to music that rouses ignoble passions, his whole character will be shaped to an ignoble form.

What is the source of sadness, but feebleness of the mind? What giveth it power but the want of reason? Rouse thyself to the combat, and she quitteth the field before thou strikest.

In every man's heart there is a devil, but we do not know the man as bad until the devil is roused.

It is necessary to rouse the heart to pray, otherwise it will become quite dry.

The attributes of prayer must be: love of God, sincerity, and simplicity.

O, the blood more stirs To rouse a lion than to start a hare!

A man's reaction to his appetites and impulses when they are roused gives the measure of that man's character. In these reactions are revealed the man's power to govern or his forced servility to yield.

O passing angel, speed me with a song, a melody of heaven to reach my heart and rouse me to the race and make me strong.

My raps are a decision, rabble rousing, spiritual, like gospel music.

I don't want to dance. We have so many things to deal with, we need to talk straight up and down.

What dire offence from am'rous causes springs, What mighty contests rise from trivial things.

The silver trump of freedom roused in my soul eternal wakefulness.

Who cares for your bhakti and mukti? Who cares what your scriptures say? I will go into a thousand hells cheerfully if I can rouse my countrymen, immersed in tamas, to stand on their own feet and be men inspired with the spirit of karma-yoga. I am a follower only of he or she who serves and helps others without caring for his own bhakti and mukti!

I am pretty sure that, if you will be quite honest, you will admit that a good rousing sneeze, one that tears open your collar and throws your hair into your eyes, is really one of life's sensational pleasures.

There is evil in every human heart, which may remain latent, perhaps, through the whole of life; but circumstances may rouse it to activity.

The white men were roused by a mere instinct of self-preservation—until at last there had sprung into existence a great Ku Klux Klan, a veritable empire of the South, to protect the Southern country.

. . . If you are really my children, you will fear nothing, stop at nothing. You will be like lions. We must rouse India and the whole world. No cowardice.

Any punishment that does not correct, that can merely rouse rebellion in whoever has to endure it, is a piece of gratuitous infamy which makes those who impose it more guilty in the eyes of humanity, good sense and reason, nay a hundred times more guilty than the victim on whom the punishment is inflicted.

We are so much the victims of abstraction that with the Earth in flames we can barely rouse ourselves to wander across the room and look at the thermostat.

Those whose character is mean and vicious will rouse others to animosity against them.

Even 51 per cent of a nation can establish a totalitarian and dictatorial règime, suppress minorities, and still remain democratic; there is, as we have said, little doubt that the American Congress and the French Chambre have a power over their respective nations which would rouse the envy of a Louis XIV or a George III were they alive today.

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